hi~Prochy wrote:just to clarify: by "don't be affraid of getting big" i meant that you will NOT become big/huge as a result of doing heavy weights, esp. for girls (providing you don't eat as much as small ZOO or use "special" supplements);
some say that girls doing weights will become shaped and toned and our girlfriends
emiko08: squats - not only tights, if you do them even your biceps will grow and then more muscles = more energy burnt during exercise = easier to keep in shape
no, crunches/sit ups do NOT help to burn fats!!!
imagine the fats as fuel, when you burn the fuel you burn it as a whole, you cannot loose weight locally (if you exercise abdomen it does NOT mean you are burning fats from your tummy); now bigger engine will consume more energy, so is it better to exercise huge muscles of your legs, back, ... or tiny muscles of your abdomen to burn that energy? sure, bigger parts, moreover the anabolic response for the muscle growth is better after exercising bigger muscle parts (multijoint exercises)
by doing sit-ups you can shape and develope your abdomen so it starts to show up but it is still covered by the layer of fat ...
are you saying my personal trainer is not qualified?